iPhone Google Maps lags Android version
The two versions of Google Maps and the Apple software pretty much gave me the same directions and time estimate _ just over 10 hours, though we were planning on 12 with stops.
We usually take a break at a Panera Bread bakery about an hour into Pennsylvania, but our daughter was napping and we weren't really hungry. So we threw ourselves at the mercy of Google and Apple and hoped that they would find us something in an hour or two.
As we wound through the hills, with my husband driving, I watched the little blue arrows on my phones move across the state and checked out the different features each mapping program offered.
The Android version of Google Maps has the most toys and the most beautiful graphics. The bars and dry cleaners visible on its street maps of New York get replaced by the names of rivers and small-town roads in the distance.
By comparison, both iPhone apps seem bare bones, which isn't too surprising as the Android app had a head start of three years. Apple's fancy 3-D graphics largely melt away when you get out of the city.
The Android version allows me to select ``layers'' for my map showing such things as traffic and nearby businesses.
The restaurant layer proved very
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